Marvell Announces New NVMe™ Series of SSD Controllers

Marvell is announcing their newest series of NVMe solid-state drive (SSD) controllers for high-performance PC client and edge computing applications, as well as for mainstream use.  These latest Gen 3×4 PCIe SSD controllers, designated as the 88SS1084 (4-channel) and 88SS1100 (8-channel), provide top level performance, reliability and endurance and will help accelerate adoption of NVMe SSDs for emerging edge and …

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Patriot Displays Newest Viper Line of SSDs – Computex 2018 Taipei Update

It has always been said that what goes around comes around.  Looking back historically at the SSD industry, everyone knew that, at some point, the NAND manufacturers would force smaller third party SSD manufacturers to cut prices drastically…or disappear.  And so they did.  Times change though and this year at Computex 2018, Taipei, we are seeing what many might consider …

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ADATA XPG SX8200 M.2 NVMe SSD Review (480GB): A Killer Value

Today, we are going to take a look at ADATA’s newest top dog, the XPG SX8200. The XPG SX8200 was built for high demand applications including multimedia editing, gaming, rendering, and ADATA even states overclocking, although we’re not quite sure what benefits this has for overclocking vs other SSDs. This SSD is one of many NVMe M.2 SSDs they make …

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Crucial MX500 M.2 SATA SSD Review (500GB)

In December of 2017, we got to take a look at Crucial’s latest SATA SSD, the MX500. With a superb mix of performance, features, accessories, price, and warranty the MX500 earned our Top Value award with ease. There really wasn’t anything holding it back except for maybe one thing, availability. At the time of writing, only the 1TB 2.5″ form factor …

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Micron Announces 5210 ION — Industry’s First Quad-Level Cell (QLC) NAND SSD

Micron is announcing that they have begun shipping the industry’s first SSD to feature their revolutionary new quad-level cell (QLC) NAND technology.  The Micron® 5210 ION SSD, revealed at Micron’s 2018 Analyst and Investor Event, represents a 33% increase in bit density over triple-level cell (TLC) NAND, and is targeted toward market segments that were still leaning toward mechanical HDDs.  …

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